Woodward Avenue Elementary School

Summary:

Woodward Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 554 students in grades PK-5 in Deland, Florida, which is part of the Volusia school district. The school faces several key challenges, including high chronic absenteeism, lower test scores, and a high percentage of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Woodward Avenue Elementary has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 14.6% in 2019-2020 to 35.1% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the 15.6% to 41.1% range at nearby schools like Ivy Hawn Charter School Of The Arts, Orange City Elementary School, and Manatee Cove Elementary School. The school's test scores are also generally below the Volusia district and Florida state averages, and it has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 63.64% to 75.38% over the past few years.

While Woodward Avenue Elementary's per-student spending has increased from $8,641 in 2019-2020 to $11,135 in 2022-2023, which is higher than some nearby schools, the school's statewide ranking has steadily declined over the past decade, from a high of 592 out of 2,064 Florida elementary schools in 2013-2014 to a ranking of 1,229 out of 2,256 in 2023-2024. These factors suggest that the school may be facing challenges in keeping up with the academic progress of other elementary schools in Florida and may need targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1201 S Woodward Ave
       Deland, FL  32720


(386) 943-7910

District: Volusia

SchoolDigger Rank:
1229th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,135 Help


Students who attend Woodward Avenue Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Southwestern Middle School
High:    Deland High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  554

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.3%
African American:
24.5%
Hispanic:
23.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Woodward Avenue Elementary School ranks worse than 54.5% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 31st among 48 ranked elementary schools in the Volusia School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.47. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Woodward Avenue Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.3%), African American (24.5%), Hispanic (23.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 69.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Woodward Avenue Elementary School is 13.8, which is the 15th best among 48 elementary schools in the Volusia School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Woodward Avenue Elementary School is $11,135, which is the 19th highest among 48 elementary schools in the Volusia School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Woodward Avenue Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Volusia:

SchoolDigger ranks Volusia 36th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Woodward Avenue Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 57.76 734th 1688 56.5%
2007 56.23 822nd 1786 54.0%
2008 63.45 676th 1789 62.2%
2009 67.24 602nd 1847 67.4%
2010 65.20 698th 1919 63.6%
2011 66.37 690th 1985 65.2%
2012 70.87 559th 1984 71.8%
2013 64.58 691st 2029 65.9%
2014 69.51 592nd 2064 71.3%
2016 49.53 1049th 2087 49.7%
2017 44.16 1188th 2112 43.8%
2018 43.13 1213th 2118 42.7%
2019 34.90 1460th 2182 33.1%
2021 41.78 1273rd 2247 43.3%
2022 39.61 1331st 2219 40.0%
2023 36.69 1424th 2240 36.4%
2024 44.47 1229th 2256 45.5%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Open Quote My son is attending Woodward for the third year. I am very pleased with the teachers, office staff and overall school environment. He is in the single gender class and we have been very happy with the extra effort made by the teachers to get the boys excited about learning. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Woodward Avenue Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 505 197 8 31 0 n/a n/a 0 741
1989 444 166 7 18 0 n/a n/a 0 635
1990 477 176 7 13 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1991 489 187 5 17 1 n/a n/a 0 699
1992 510 193 5 13 1 n/a n/a 0 722
1993 524 197 4 21 0 n/a n/a 0 746
1994 490 207 2 21 1 n/a n/a 0 721
1995 543 218 1 24 0 n/a n/a 0 786
1996 543 218 1 24 0 n/a n/a 0 786
1997 560 268 3 25 0 n/a n/a 0 856
1998 541 240 0 18 2 n/a n/a 0 801
1999 523 244 2 24 1 n/a n/a 0 794
2000 503 259 4 38 3 n/a n/a 0 807
2001 479 221 4 34 1 n/a n/a 0 739
2002 440 226 3 47 0 n/a n/a 0 716
2003 440 226 3 47 0 n/a n/a 0 716
2004 449 202 5 60 0 n/a n/a 0 716
2005 502 211 4 84 0 n/a n/a 0 801
2006 506 211 6 107 1 n/a n/a 0 831
2007 497 208 4 100 1 n/a n/a 48 858
2008 468 198 5 115 1 n/a n/a 55 842
2009 411 158 8 83 1 n/a n/a 38 699
2010 362 152 6 102 3 n/a n/a 30 655
2011 366 152 6 131 2 0 25 0 682
2012 327 106 8 105 1 0 15 0 562
2013 345 112 7 93 0 0 16 0 573
2014 384 104 6 91 1 1 19 0 606
2015 391 125 9 108 0 0 26 0 659
2016 398 138 12 105 0 0 24 0 677
2017 398 153 10 109 0 1 37 0 708
2018 380 126 5 110 0 1 34 0 656
2019 360 123 6 114 0 3 33 0 639
2020 339 134 5 130 0 3 29 0 640
2021 248 115 4 113 0 2 24 0 506
2022 257 124 4 109 0 2 28 0 524
2023 262 136 2 128 1 1 24 0 554

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Woodward Avenue Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 741 37.0 20.0 37.1
1989 635 37.0 17.1 39.5
1990 673 45.0 14.9 41.5
1991 699 46.0 15.1 45.4
1992 722 45.0 16.0 34.3
1993 746 48.0 15.5 42.2
1994 721 48.0 15.0 49.4
1995 786 52.0 15.1 51.5
1996 786 52.0 15.1 51.5
1997 856 53.0 16.2 52.8
1998 801 56.0 14.3 54.6
1999 794 56.0 14.2 57.4
2000 807 57.0 14.2 60.6
2001 739 51.0 14.5 60.2
2002 716 52.0 13.8 66.9
2003 716 52.0 13.8 66.9
2004 716 51.0 14.0 67.5
2005 801 59.0 13.6 61.2
2006 831 61.0 13.6 58.8
2007 858 65.0 13.2 62.3
2008 842 65.5 12.9 63
2009 699 57.7 13.4 66.9
2010 655 47.0 13.9 73.1
2011 682 51.5 13.2 71.8
2012 562 44.0 12.7 70.3
2013 573 42.0 13.6 71.9
2014 606 48.0 12.6 73.4
2015 659 55.0 11.9 72.1
2016 677 59.0 11.4 74.9
2017 708 60.0 11.8 75.7
2018 656 58.0 11.3 74.4
2019 639 47.0 13.5 71
2020 640 47.0 13.6 69.7
2021 506 45.0 11.2 63.6
2022 524 46.0 11.3 75.4
2023 554 40.0 13.8 69.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Woodward Avenue Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 741 37.0 20.0 37.1
1989 635 37.0 17.1 39.5
1990 673 45.0 14.9 41.5
1991 699 46.0 15.1 45.4
1992 722 45.0 16.0 34.3
1993 746 48.0 15.5 42.2
1994 721 48.0 15.0 49.4
1995 786 52.0 15.1 51.5
1996 786 52.0 15.1 51.5
1997 856 53.0 16.2 52.8
1998 801 56.0 14.3 54.6
1999 794 56.0 14.2 57.4
2000 807 57.0 14.2 60.6
2001 739 51.0 14.5 60.2
2002 716 52.0 13.8 66.9
2003 716 52.0 13.8 66.9
2004 716 51.0 14.0 67.5
2005 801 59.0 13.6 61.2
2006 831 61.0 13.6 58.8
2007 858 65.0 13.2 62.3
2008 842 65.5 12.9 63
2009 699 57.7 13.4 66.9
2010 655 47.0 13.9 73.1
2011 682 51.5 13.2 71.8
2012 562 44.0 12.7 70.3
2013 573 42.0 13.6 71.9
2014 606 48.0 12.6 73.4
2015 659 55.0 11.9 72.1
2016 677 59.0 11.4 74.9
2017 708 60.0 11.8 75.7
2018 656 58.0 11.3 74.4
2019 639 47.0 13.5 71
2020 640 47.0 13.6 69.7
2021 506 45.0 11.2 63.6
2022 524 46.0 11.3 75.4
2023 554 40.0 13.8 69.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Woodward Avenue Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $812 (8.9%) $8,282 (91.1%) $9,094
2019 $853 (8.8%) $8,886 (91.2%) $9,739
2020 $565 (6.5%) $8,076 (93.5%) $8,641
2021 $928 (8.6%) $9,911 (91.4%) $10,838
2022 $1,575 (13.6%) $10,022 (86.4%) $11,598
2023 $1,359 (12.2%) $9,776 (87.8%) $11,135

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Woodward Avenue Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1460th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1424th of 2240 Elementary schools
 3.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Woodward Avenue Elementary School)5449
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5851
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Woodward Avenue Elementary School)5550
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Volusia)6054
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Woodward Avenue Elementary School)4543
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5453
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Woodward Avenue Elementary School)5647
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5958
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Woodward Avenue Elementary School)4246
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5454
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Woodward Avenue Elementary School)4548
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5450
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Woodward Avenue Elementary School)4956
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Volusia)5661
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students639554
 13.3%
African American123136
 10.6%
American Indian01
Asian62
 66.7%
Hispanic114128
 12.3%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White360262
 27.2%
Two or More Races3324
 27.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71%69.7%
 1.4%


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Students who attend Woodward Avenue Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Southwestern Middle School
High : Deland High School

Woodward Avenue Elementary School ranks 1229th of 2256 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 554 students attended Woodward Avenue Elementary School.

Students at Woodward Avenue Elementary School are 47% White, 25% African American, 23% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.


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